Paradisum: Serene Sacred Songs

Release Date: 3/25/2016
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B002464702
Orchestra/Ensemble: Voces8, Cambridge King's College Choir
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Paradisum: a state of mind where time and space are fused. Just in time for Easter, Decca presents a 2 CD compilation of reflective sacred music. Meditative, contemporary and accessible, the set is curated to appeal to that inner spiritual need within us all. It features the most renowned singers: Pavarotti, Bocelli, Netrebko, Kaufmann, Carreras, Fleming and more, while composers range from Mozart and Bach to the contemporary cool of Eric Whitacre and Ola Gjeilo.
Works on This Recording
1. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Requiem, Op. 48: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 rev 1893 ; France
3. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Leipzig, Germany
4. Du bist die Ruh, D 776/Op. 59 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1823 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Requiem: Pie Jesu by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1984 ;
6. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738 ; London, England
7. Repentir "O Divine Redeemer" by Charles Gounod
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
8. Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Austria
9. Ave Maria by Vladimir Vavilov
Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
10. Mille cherubini in coro by Franz Schubert
Performer: Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
11. Wesendonck Lieder: no 1, Der Engel by Richard Wagner
Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857-1858 ; Germany
12. Requiem in D minor, K 626: Lacrymosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Felicity Palmer (Soprano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
13. Vespers (All-Night Vigil) Op. 37: Bogoroditse Devo (Rejoice, O virgin mother of God) by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1915 ; Russia
14. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer: Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; France
15. Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 by Gabriel Fauré
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865 ; France
16. The Ground by Ola Gjeilo
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2011 ; Norway
17. Mass: A Simple Song by Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble: Voces8
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1971 ; USA
18. Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872 ; France
19. Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31: We praise you by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Russia
20. Sancta Maria by Pietro Mascagni
Performer: Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
21. Misa Criolla: Kyrie by Ariel Ramirez
Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1964 ; Argentina
22. On wings of song, Op. 34 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ; Germany
23. Os justi by Anton Bruckner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Voces8
Written: 1879 ;
24. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825 ; Vienna, Austria
25. Os justi by Anton Bruckner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Voces8
Written: 1879 ;
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